After winning the pursuit of the Biathlon Worlds this Sunday in Pokljuka (Slovenia), Emilien Jacquelin was the guest of RMC. He notably mentioned the legacy left by Martin Fourcade on the discipline.
A perfect shooting and a legendary race. Emilien Jacquelin won the pursuit of the Biathlon Worlds on Sunday in Pokljuka, Slovenia. The 25-year-old Frenchman therefore retains his title won a year ago at Antholz. “I came to defend my title, he assured on RMC this Sunday evening. I made a fix.”
After this performance, some referred to Martin Fourcade. When asked if he was in the footsteps of the five-time Olympic champion, Emilien Jacquelin smiled: “Unfortunately, no”. “At my age, Martin Fourcade had more than two world titles. I’m doing my best. In any case today, it was a victory in my own way, with my biathlon and not at all that of Martin Fourcade. is not on the same register in terms of shooting. He has his strengths, I have mine, I have my faults, he has very few. Martin’s legacy and all he could bringing myself is useful to me today to shine, ”he explained.
“Now I am at peace with myself”
Emilien Jacquelin also confided in his delicate preparation: “I asked myself a lot of questions during the preparation, I struggled to turn the page of the world title last year. But now I’m in peace with myself. I proved to myself that I could still do that kind of performance again, that it wasn’t just luck last year. “
His gold medal in pursuit comes on top of the bronze won in the sprint on Friday. Emilien Jacquelin also hopes to shine in relay. “Relays are close to my heart. Last year, we were world champions with Martin Fourcade and I would really like us to succeed in doing it without him,” concluded the now two-time world pursuit champion.